03/18/2013 12:46PM

Dams of Barbaro, Havre de Grace produce foals


La Ville Rouge, the dam of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, and Easter Bunnette, the dam of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, each produced fillies in early March at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Ky.

La Ville Rouge had her eighth foal, a Bernardini filly, on March 5. The 17-year-old Carson City mare is best known for her successful cross with the late sire Dynaformer, which produced the enormously popular Barbaro as well as four heavily followed siblings: stakes-placed Nicanor, stakes winner Lentenor, stakes-placed Margano, and Pennmarydel, an unraced 2-year-old.

All five of La Ville Rouge’s foals to race have been winners, including stakes winner Holy Ground, by Saint Ballado. La Ville Rouge is scheduled to be bred next to Giant’s Causeway.

On March 8, Easter Bunnette gave birth to a Medaglia d’Oro filly, also her eighth foal. The 15-year-old mare, also by Carson City, is the dam of three winners from five to race, led by three-time Grade 1 winner Havre de Grace, who sold for $10-million at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale, a record price for a broodmare prospect at public auction.

Easter Bunnette will be bred back to Medaglia d’Oro for her next mating.